tv RNC Speeches CSPAN August 25, 2012 7:45pm-8:25pm EDT
the warmth of your welcome. we extend this to family, brothers and whites, it touches our lives deeply. thank you -- brothers and wives, it touches our lives deeply. thank you. i thank you for the high honor you have given me an interesting once more with your nomination for the presidency. i would like to say that is a great satisfaction to me that the team of individuals in 196ad 1952 were elected to remain
intact for this campaign. you have heard qualifications that describes in the past several days. i will say this. whatever dedication, loyalty and patriotism can do for america he will do. that i know. when abraham lincoln was nominated in the committee brought the news to him at his home in springfield, there was
a side to sentences long. friends and neighbors we did in the street while bonfires lit up the evening. he said "and i will not longer defer the pleasure of taking each of you by the hand." i wish i could do the same. take each of you bite the hand -- by the hand. if i could do so, i would thank you individually for your competence and trust. as i am sure lincoln did, we could pause and talk a while about the questions after uppermost in your mind. i am sure that one topic would dominate all the rest. that topic is the future.
this is a good time to think about the future. this convention is celebrating its 100th anniversary. it is even more for looking ahead to the demanding future. just as on your stay, we instinctively think "i wonder where i will be a year from now?" so it is natural for the republican party to ask today even 100ll happen years from now?" if we are as courageous and forward looking and as determined under the bright of the 20th century, as abraham lincoln and his associates were, republican party will
i want to demonstrate the truth of a single proposition. the republican party is the party of the future. i propose that the plot form or right in 1956 because they are most in need with the future. and for the future of the republican party and will be decisively approved by the american people in 190056. -- 1956. i believe itrom the bottom of my heart that what i say is based upon certain abstentions.
the assumptions must become true. it is set every american who believes as we do the republicans, and the independents must tell the message of the record that we hhad made to all the people in the land. we will do our civic duty in that everyone is qualified to vote. everybody that bears this message in his heart must give
it to the country. that is why we will win. which reminds me. there are only a few days left. that is one of the things we cannot defer. this is way down across the land. american heritage and help everybody to get people out. now a special relevance is that a young people are on this as an illustration. -- this administration. let us not forget.
these young people are america's future. i will never cease to hope that the state's will give them the privilege at a somewhat earlier age. now the first reason of the fice give the on wide republican party is the future. it is a party of long-term sensibility, not short-term expediency. he had to operate like a football quarterback. he could not fall until he could see how the last place turned out.
all principal based on chaos. i shall give you several examples of rejecting expediency. first the barn issue. expedient he said let's do something in a hurry. anything. it at the rest of making problems twice as bad next year. they did not care about principles. the farmer deals every day in basic principles. they can be planned and cultivated. he has to figure over cycles and
spans of years as he considers the strains of his income. we have designed our program of principles. we recognize we have received the legacy, the basic resources. we have determined that. this legacy shop be handed on. we are equally determined that income was needlessly pushed down. it was led by analyze political action that was prolonged
perio. this must be a rightful share by agricultural on which our life depends. a second example, labor relations. expedient he said the government wants to do something, to settle the dispute even before the parties have finished negotiating. the principal says free collective bargaining without government interference is the cornerstone of american philosophy.
if the government charges in patiently, the negotiations between parties will become a pointless preliminary part while everyone waits around to see what the government will do. this administration has faith in the collective bargaining principle. it believes in the labor and business leaders. they do what is best for the country as a whole. the results for the first time in our history was negotiated and signed without direct government intervention. the last 3.5 years have witnessed one of the most important labor peace is on
record. another example, concentration of power. expediency said we cannot allow these ideas to be at the mercy of 51 separate legislation. it is so much quicker and easier to plan and direct major projects from washington. principal says it is essential to our form of society. you will sometimes get quick action. there is the price he will pay.
my second reason for staying at the republican party is the party of the future is this: i is a party which concentrates on the facts and issues of today and tomorrow. not the facts and issues of yesterday. more than 20 years ago, our opponent found in the problems of the depression a battle ground on which they scored many political victories. now economic things have not been eliminated, still the world has moved front the 19300s. good times after after the depression. new techniques have been learned and tested and a new array of problems has sprung up, but their obsession with a depression still blinds many of our opponents so the insistent demands today.
the present and the future are bringing new kind of challenge to local governments, water supply, highways, health, housing, developments and usefuls of atomic energy, with two-thirds of us living in big cities, the urban organization and redevelopment must be given high priorities, highest of all, perhaps, will be the priority of first class education to meet demands of our swiftly-growing school-age population. the party of the young and of all ages says let us quit fighting the battles of the past. let us turn our attention to these problems on which the long-term well-being of our potter so urgently defends. first, the republican party is the party of the future because its the party that draws people together.
not drives them apart. [applause] our party detest the technique of pitting group against group for cheap political advantage. republicans is a central principle of conduct not just a phrase on nickels and dimes, that old model of our ours. our party as far back as 1856 began establishing a record of bring together the working people in small farmers as well as the small businessmen. it impacted minority groups, scholar and writers not to mention reformers of all time. independent democrats,
conscious, barn burner, vegetarians. now 100 years later, the republican party is again at the rallying point of americans of all callings of ages, races and incomes. forward moving, straight down the road, fighting program for their own for their bright future. some opponents tried to call it a party. indeed, it is a in interest party. that one interest is the interest of every man, woman, and child in america. and most surely as long as the republican party continues to be this kind of a one interest party.
a one universal interest party. it will continue to be the party of the future. and now, the fourth reason, the republican party is the party of the future cause baits is a party to which the many things that still need doing will be done and will be done by enlisting the fullest energies of free creative individual people. republicans approved that it is possible for the government to have a warm sensitive concern or the every day needs of people while steering clear of the big brother is watching you kind of interference. the individual and the special are the young person who has the tight federal monopoly on problem-solving. it deserves opportunity for
ps and every other person who is burning to participate in putting away the wrongs of the world. our time of prosperity is one thing we must be on guard against is smoking. things are going well. but there are thousands of things still to be done. still in what needless sufferings to be cured and injustices to be erased and proto provide careers for all those we can produce. we want them all, republicans, independents, discerning democrats, come on in and help.
100 years ago. the republican party believed in equal justice and equal opportunity for all in the nation of machine and women. what is now the republican part's record on social justice rests in the on the words and promises. the record shows that a wide range of effective action in understanding and good will for all has brought about more genuine and often voluntarily congress toward equal justice and opportunity in the last three years than was accomplished in all the previous 20 put together. elimination of various kinds of discrimination in the armed services in the district of colombia and
among the employees of government contractors provides pacific examples, no one has been more effective and more end ner gettic than the vice president who is ahead one of the great committees in this race. among all existing kinds of discrimination, there is much to do. a fair chance to such people as who who have trouble getting jobs or citizens with problems with health, housing, security and recreation, farm labors and physically handicapped workers. we have also problems involving the low-in come farmers and labors, women who do not get equal pay for equal work. small businessman and workers in areas which need special assistance for redevelopments. spa sick new programs of
action for all of you, the most recent beg a new 14-point program for small businessmen which is announced early. the every day well-being of people is being advanced on many other fronts. this is being done not by paternalistic regimentation. it is done by clear-cut aggressive federal leadership and by the releasing the resources and guides of our millions of self-reliant individuals and our thousands of private organizations of every conceivable kind and size. anticipate of these is concentrated to the past of meeting some human need, or enriching some human experiment. finally, a party of the future must be completely dedicated to peace as indeed most all americans for without peace, there is no
future. it was in the light of this truth that the united states proposed peace plan in 1953 and since then, has done so much to make this new science. and the power reactors while many others are under consideration. 20,000-kilograms. rather than wasted in the building of engines. no one is more aware than i its the young who fight the wars. and it is the young who give up years of their lives to military training and service. it is not enough their olders promise peace in our time.
peace in their time, too and in their children's time. indeed my friends, there is only one real peace now and that is peace for all times. now there are three imperatives of peace. three requirement has the prudent man must face with unblinking realism. the first is the elementary na necessity of maintaining our own national strength, moral, economic and military. it is still my conviction as i wrote in 1947, the compelling necessity of the moment leave us no alternative to the maintenance of rel and respectable strength not only in the moral rectitude and
the economic power in terms of adequate military preparedness. during the past three and a half years, our military strength has been constantly augmented and intelligence. our country has never before in peace time been so well-prepared militarily. so long as the world -- so long as the world situation requires, our security must be there, our economic power as everyone knows is displaying capacity for growth which is rapid and even while supporting records military. we must keep it growing, but moral strength is also essentialual. today we are competing for men's hearts and minds and trust and all over the world.
there again, we find constructive work for each of us. what each of us does how each of us act, has influence on this place. now collective security we live in a shrunk in world, a world in which oceans are in hours a world in which a single minded of scattered freedoms of scores of struggling pent independent people to ensure the combined strength of friendly nations is for all of an mel end elementary matter. and in the days.
then the strength is not military strength alone, the heart of the collective security principal is the idea of helping other nations to realize their own political, economic, and military. the strength of the world lies not in cementing the free world into a second monolithic mass to compete, it lies rather in the yoon is that comes of a voluntary association of nations which however diverse are developing their own capacities and asserting their own national destinies in a world of freedom and mutual respect. [applause] there can be no enduring peace for any nation while other nations suffer oppression and a sense of
injustice and despair. in our modern world, it is madness to poth suppose there could be an eye land of tranquility and pros parity in the sea of frustration. for america this is as well as the world, the urgent ned for mutual economic and military cooperation among the free nations and wherever it may be. even this is no longer enoug enough. we are in thor rave the thermal nuclear bomb that can obliterate cities and can be delivered with such weapons war has become not just tragic with said weapons
there can be no victory for anyone. really the objective now that such a war does not occur at all. and so without moments, relaxing our internal and collective defenses, we must actively tri to bid that separate interests the people under communist rule. millions of individual human beings who have been our friends and who themselves have wanted peace and freedom throughout so much of our mutual history. now for years, the iron curtain, our people were unable to talk to these individuals behind the curtains but travel among them and show or invite them tow. >> see what life is like in a free democracy or get acquainted in anyway. what future was there in such
a course except greater misunderstanding and ever deepening division in the world. of course, we can do little to reach these people unless there is some new spur rift reconciliation on the part of the governments controlling you. now at last, there appear to be signs that some small degree of friendly intercourse among people may be permitted. we are beginning to be able cautiously live our eyes open to encourage some interchange of ideas, a book, mag mean, student, artists, radio programs, technical experts, religious leaders and governmental officials. the hope is little by little must trust bids on falsehood will give way to international understanding bids on truth.
>> now as this development gradually comes about. i will not seem fru tall for young people to dream avenue shining world or for older people to feel they can in fact give their children an in herrance which was their own. science, technology, management, education, medicines, politics abc news government all within our grps a world in which back break toll and longer hours will not in necessary. >> travel all over the world to learn to know how the brothers will be cheap. the pain of disease will be greatly reduced. the material things that make life interesting and pleasant will be available to everyone.
leisure together with educational and recreational facilities will be abundant so all can develop the life of the spirit of reflection, of religion the arts and a full realization of the good things of the world and political wisdom will ensure justice and harmony. this picture of the future brings to mind a little story. a government worker when he first arrived in washington in 1953 was testing the national air kievs bling texas where he saw this motto carved, what is passed is prolonged, he heard the cab drivers were noted for their knowing all of washington answers so that is just bureau talk. but what it is is you haven't seen nothing yet.
[applause] >> the kind of rear i have described but it will not be on tained by revolution, wilt not be obtained by the politics of pitting lp against loop. right about by the ambitions and the judgments and the inspiration and 168 million free americans worng together and with friends abroad for the common ideals in a peaceful world. speaking to a republican state convention in 1858 began with the pibbly call
biblical quotation, a house divided against itself cannot stand. today the world is a house divided. but it is sometimes forgotten, we can find this quotation with hope for his troubled country. i do not expect the house to fall, he said, but i do expect it will sees to be divided. a century later, we too must have the vision, the fighting spirit and the deep religious faith in our create are's destiny for us to sound a similar note for our divided world that there can with god's help emerge a new era of good life, good will and good hope for all men. one american put think it way. every tomorrow has two handles. we can take hold of this with
the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. my friends, in the conviction that the republican prince pels are in league with this kind of future. the nomination to the presence of the united states, i now humbly accept. [applause] in florida a hurricane warning issued a golden november rick scott has declared a state of emergency. republican officials have announced they are can selling monday's convention events in tampa and will start tuesday. vice president joe biden has postponed the planned trip to tampa monday. emergency officials are setting up shelters and urging vacationers to leave the florida keys as tropical storm isaac heads their way
after hitting haiti and cuba. forrester cass say the storm could hit the keys sunday night before moving northwest off dplor's coast. watch gave toll gavel coverage of the republican and democratic conventions live here on c-span the front row seat to the convention. we're showing you the past republican nominee acceptance speeches next barry goldwater in 1964 then nixon's remark and later george w. bush in 2,000 and john mccain's remarks from 2008. the 1964 republican convention was held at the palace in san francisco which was the site of the 1956gop convention and shows arizona senator barry goldwaters a their presidentiam nominee, well yem millioner was the rng mate. he would lose in november to lyndon johnson.